CLPR Broadcast | January 2021

January 4, 2021 | Ritambhara Singh

 

 

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making the Constitution work for everyone through law and policy research, social and governance interventions, and strategic impact litigation.

 

The fourth edition of Transform, CLPR’s annual International Conference on Transgender Rights and the Law were successfully held on 5th and 6th December 2020, with interesting perspectives and enriching discussions.

 

This year, Transform 2020 focused on the COVID pandemic, rising authoritarianism and its impact on transgender rights, criminal law, and prison reforms, reservations for the transgender community, and the future of transgender persons in politics among other themes. Read the detailed report on the conference here.

Introducing Intersectionality Course 

 

CLPR has designed and prepared a curriculum for a course titled “Introducing Intersectionality” which it has been teaching at the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, and the National Law Schools of India University, Bangalore. The course seeks to challenge our understanding of discrimination, transforming it from the treatment of individuals as single-identity persons into one that takes into account the multi-faceted experience of oppressed identities at their various intersections of caste, gender, sexual orientation & disability. Taught by Jayna Kothari & Vikramaditya Sahai, the course employs academic & legal writings, commentaries, personal narratives, and cultural texts to understand how intersectionality affects our study of the law, advocacy, and activism. Link to the course curriculum & readings

Workshop on ‘The Philosophy and Law of Information Regulation in India’ 

 

CLPR organised an online workshop on ‘The Philosophy and the Law of Information Regulation in India’ on December 11 & 12, 2020.

The workshop brought together scholars across the disciplines of law, media studies, science and technology studies and socio-cultural studies to reflect on the history, philosophy, and practice of information governance in India. Some of the topics were information infrastructures in India specifically around health sector and criminal justice framework; privacy and information regulation in India in the context of a constitutional right and social media platforms; algorithmic classification, discrimination and fairness; and administrative law and algorithmic decision-making in India. Read More: Day 1 & Day 2
 

Cartooning, Matchmaking and the Indian Constitution 

 

The constitutionofindia.net website team put out two desk briefs: the first brief looked at the disposition of the British government and Indian leaders towards political-satirical cartoons; the second examined the inter-faith marriage in Indian constitutional history. Read More: Desk Brief I & Desk Brief II

Publication and News 

 

Jayna Kothari’s opinion piece titled “Loving versus Law” has been published by The Indian Express. In this piece, she argues that the new UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020 leads to serious violation of the right to equality based on religion. Read More

 

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Ritambhara Singh

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